Monday, May 2, 2011

Viva la Verve!

Good morning. I'm sitting at home today, sick with some bug I'm sure a kid so graciously and kindly passed on to me. Hopefully, I'll be back at work tomorrow. With a field trip on Thursday and Open House only 3 weeks away, I can't afford to be out any more days!

I made this card on Saturday before the bug hit. If you are my mom, turn away now! Don't read! It's in the mail on it's way to you, then you're welcome to come back to the blog. :)

All right. Mom should be gone now. Lol

This card uses the first Viva la Verve challenge for the month of May. I love the elegant layout for this card. It reminds me of a sketch we had waaaay back in year one of VLV.... Back with there were still "twists." And oh how those twists made me nervous each week! Now we just get sketchy, and I had a blast with this one!

I pulled out some more MME Stella & Rose Hattie dp, and was immediately inspired by this mustard and turquoise combo. I'm usually not a big mustard fan (actually, this matched crushed curry really well), but it sure worked when balanced with some baja breeze. With all those pastel colors, I added the sentiment and the ribbon in Dark Chocolate to ground the card a bid. Some stickles gav the little flower in "Mother's" some shine, and a little blue jewel in the middle finished it off. Sweet, simple, and elegant. My kind of card. :)

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!

Stamps- Verve: Happy Mother's Day PJ
Paper- Baja Breeze, Rustic White, MME Stella & Rose Hattie dp
Ink- Chocolate Chip
Accessories- ribbon, nestabilities, tea dye stains, dimensionals, stickles, jewel


  1. Oooh, yummy colours and papers and a great take on the sketch! I'm sure your mom (who isn't reading this LOL) will love it :) That pop of chocolate ribbon is fabulous. Drink lots of water, keep warm and get lots of rest - said in my best mommy voice ;) and hope you feel better soon. I had a nasty weekend bug myself - fever, chills and a few aches so slept a TON and back up and running today.

    How was the movie about the elephants? I saw it at Costco and ended up buying Kate Morton's second novel as I'm half was through the Forgotten Garden and love it so much had to get her other book. Elephants will have to wait for a bit...

  2. My kind of card too....simple, but elegent! It is even better in person and the sentiment inside is the beautiful. Thanks for such a beautiful card.